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Lenovo E550 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 8GB Jun 2015
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo E550 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the E550.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo E550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of this age and spec is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the E550 range from 2GB to 16GB. The Lenovo E550 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£1,149.00) (12GB).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo E550 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo E550 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the E550.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the E550 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,800 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo E550 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the E550.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Six Battery Cells

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the E550 have between two and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo E550 which has six battery cells.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of 1 megapixel, the Lenovo E550 has one of the higher front camera resolutions amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The front camera resolutions of laptops that are a similar age to the E550 range from 0.3MP to 2MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1MP.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the E550 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. The Lenovo E550 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 850 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the E550.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo E550 has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all laptops of this age and spec ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo E550 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the E550 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the E550 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo E550 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest hard drive capacity of portable PCs of this type and age is 5GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB.

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Thick

The thinnest notebook PC that is a similar age to the E550 is 11mm thick and the thickest is 2,400mm. With a height of 27 millimeters, the Lenovo E550 is quite thick compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the E550.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo E550

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo E550 has a pretty average processor clock speed (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo E550 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Lenovo Z70-80 (17.3").

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Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the E550.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might also be worth considering include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£1,149.00) (9.3h), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon (9.9h).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the E550.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T450s (512GB).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo E550 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the E550.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(16)
6 November 2015

In review: Lenovo ThinkPad E550. Test model provided by CampusPoint.At a purchase price of 1000 Euro (~$1100), the top-model in the E550-series can't be considered entry-level any longer and...

10 July 2015

Great CPU and graphics performance for the money, an adequate display and solid build quality make the E550 surprisingly impressive...

Great CPU and graphics performance for the money, an adequate display and solid build quality make the E550 surprisingly impressive...

3 March 2015

No wonder that last year's Lenovo ThinkPad E540 was selling so well, but does its successor live up to the legacy? Well, in some terms yes, but in others ? no. Lenovo kept the same minimalistic...

30 November 2015

Un boost en performance des plus coûteux. Pour sa configuration haut-de-gamme du E550, Lenovo n'a pas fait que retenir un processeur Core i7, une carte graphique Radeon est aussi de la partie.... Read more…

Solid chassis, docking station connector, fast WLAN, responsive keyboard, good performance, low temperature and noise
Smart build quality
Good performance levels
Battery life is impressive
Great keyboard
Dark display with low viewing angle stability, slow hard drive, comperatively high price
12month warranty
No SSD option
Screen is only a TN panel
DisplayPort output would have been nice
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User Reviews

(7)
Reviewed 30 May 2015 by Small Town Girl
Small Town Girl would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

I thought I had to have an ASUS to replace my dropped and broken laptop, but I didn't want to spend that much. I did a ton of research and finally determined that the ThinkPad might suit my needs... Read more…

Reviewed 19 November 2015 by Doc
Doc would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

So far so good. trackpad works well, good battery life. Required more software which should have been recommended at the time of purchase...

Reviewed 16 November 2015 by LF
LF would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

Its very good and Processing fast...

Reviewed 9 November 2015 by Leo
(Verified Purchase)

Nice ten-key design, more powerful than E450 E440...

Reviewed 13 July 2015 by Knox tech
Knox tech would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

Use mainly for personal stuff but seems to have pleatny of speed and power...

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